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Java Developer to Discovery Team: Innovating on the Daily

Java Developer to Discovery Team: Innovating on the Daily

Recently, I sat down with David Elig, VP of Discovery, to talk through his transition from being a Java developer at an engineering company to joining InfoTrust and being part of our Discovery team. 

What David revealed to me was quite intriguing—that by joining our team, someone with more than 20 years of experience was able to scratch an itch he had—to learn more, and just have more technical challenges. Essentially, it seemed we gave him a place to come learn a new language and get paid while doing it! Of course, there was more to it than that. What David didn’t say (and I just know from working with him as Head of Talent Acquisition) is that David is a really smart guy. He understands development at its core and can easily learn new languages. So, when he came to InfoTrust, he was really excited.

I felt that Java was kind of an archaic dying language. And I wanted something a little bit more fresh and modern,” he said.

David isn’t our only developer to come over with a different stack up their sleeve: Alina Zilbergerts worked for a software development company where, although they were focused on data as a company, she was responsible for building custom development for clients, mostly in C#. Now Alina is one of our amazing analytics engineers, who recently received her GCP Data Engineer and GCP Cloud Architect certifications (no easy feat). 

So what does the Discovery team do at InfoTrust?

This is one of the hardest questions to answer for me as a recruiter at InfoTrust. If I were to summarize it in one sentence, the Discovery team discovers the best, most efficient, and innovative ways to support our clients projects in the space of data analytics. But, it is much more than that! Yes, sometimes our engineers may have work doing “typical” backend framework work, or potentially API automations—but they also are working in this new, exciting space and the purpose of the team is to discover new things.

So what advice can we give to someone that is a strong, experienced developer about joining InfoTrust?

  • If you join, be prepared to learn quickly.
  • Only apply if you are adaptable, because the team is always adapting to the needs and innovations of the industries.
  • Be ready to discover new things and share your knowledge.
  • Make sure you want to flex your problem-solving skills.

And for more advice, watch David’s short interview here. He summarizes it well: “I love doing the data and the analytics and the skills that we use at InfoTrust, and the problems that we solve are really cutting-edge. I was able to transfer from Old World to very new world. And to me, that was important.”

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